Stamp Glossary "B".

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Back of the Book (BoB)  Items that are listed in the back of specialized stamp catalogs such as postage dues, revenues, postal saving stamps, etc.

 Backstamp  Postmark applied to back of incoming mail to show date and time of receipt at the receiving post office.
  Black Print  Proofs printed in black by postal administrations for press releases.
 Blind Perforation  Perforation holes that have been lightly impressed where the holes are not punched out into the stamps, leaving the paper intact.  
  Bisect  A stamp cut in half which has been used to pay the postage at half the face value of the original stamp or during shortages of stamps. The bisect is collected on the original cover with the postmark or cancellation covering the cut to prove it is a true bisect.  
  Block  An unseparated group of stamps, at least two parallel rows of stamps in any direction.  
  Blued Paper  Paper which has a pale blue tinge, caused by ingredients used in the manufacture of the printing ink and/or paper, or by the chemical reaction of one on the other.  
  Bogus stamps  Fictitious stamp created only for sale to collectors. Bogus stamps include labels for nonexistent values added to regularly issued sets, issues for nations without postal systems, etc.  Also refers to issues meant to defraud collectors. (As examples: Huge Numerous releases beautiful "stamps" and overprints of Abhkasia,Altai,Chechnia etc,-and others regions of ex-USSR,Russia, also Staffa, Nagalend, Holy islands,State of Oman etc. )  

  Booklet  A booklet - Small cardboard cover, that contain one or more panes of stamps.  

 Booklet Pane  A small sheet, or leaf, of stamps from a stamp booklet, without cardbord cover.  

  Bought In  An auction lot that failed to reach its reserve.

 Burelage  French term for a group of usually wavy lines or dots.  This forms the background upon which the stamp is printed, being intended to make forgery more difficult.  

 

 

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